Some quick San Diego Chargers news bits for the week, including a Chargers' team record of 44 home games televised live, new movement on the stadium front, and Norv Turners' thoughts on the growth of his young team over the past few games...
NORV TURNER PLEASED WITH PROGRESS OF HIS YOUNG TEAM
Going to New York and getting a win against the Giants has boosted the confidence of the San Diego Chargers. Now riding a three-game winning streak, the Chargers turn their attention to hosting the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Head Coach Norv Turner likes how his team is improving week in and week out. The Chargers are getting to the quarterback more, are more stout against the run, and continue to make big plays in the passing game.
"Our team is getting better," says Turner. "We’ve gotten better each of the last weeks since the bye. It’s nice to win a close game. It’s nice to win a game this way because I think when you win a game this way, it builds on your confidence and you know you can. We have won games like this in the past, but this one is very, very special in terms of the way it was going in the fourth quarter. It’s something, in my mind, we need to build on because I don’t think we are anywhere near as a good as we can be. We have a lot of new and young players playing. I know I say that every week, but they’re a week older right now."
CHARGERS' 44 HOME GAME TELECAST STREAK TIES TEAM RECORD
After selling enough tickets for the Chargers - Eagles matchup this Sunday, the Chargers have tied a team record with their 44th consecutive home game to be televised live in So Cal. The last game to be blacked out was back in 2004 when the Chargers hosted the New Orleans Saints.
CHARGERS, CITY OF SAN DIEGO TALK ABOUT DOWNTOWN STADIUM
The City of San Diego has once again become the leading suitor for attracting the San Diego Chargers to a new stadium downtown. 15 acres are being evaluated as a potential stadium site, including city-owned land at Tailgate Park, the SD Metro Transit bus yard, and the Wonder Bread building on 14th street downtown.
From the article:
The roughly 15 acres being eyed for a stadium includes city-owned Tailgate Park close to Petco Park, the privately owned Wonder Bread building and the bus yard for the San Diego Transit Corp., owned by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.
[Mayor]Sanders has long said he would oppose using public funds toward construction of a new stadium, but mayoral spokesman Darren Pudgil said yesterday that the Mayor's Office is looking at all of the ways cities have helped with stadium construction. Pudgil said two options could be infrastructure financing and borrowing money against future redevelopment revenues downtown.
SignOnSandiego: Chargers, S.D. discussing downtown stadium
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